I'm a fan of chilled soups in the summer- they're a very refreshing appetizer that both quenches thirst and tastes delicious, while usually being very easy and cheap to make. This chilled raw tomato soup is similar to gazpacho, only it is entirely tomato based. It's a big hit with everyone who's tasted it, and it takes less than 5 minutes to make. And it's gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, sugar free, grain free, Paleo/Primal, etc... Very worthwhile.
It's also the perfect thing to do with past prime tomatoes that are a little too wilty to put in a vegetable salad.
P.S. In the past, when I've shared recipes like this, people were sure there was a typo when they saw how many tomatoes. Nope, not a typo- there's 15 there. This is tomato based, after all...
3-5 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or equivalent amount of dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Chuck the tomatoes, quartered, into a food processor or blender, and blend.
2. Add the garlic cloves and process until smooth.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend.
4. Serve chilled.
Are you a tomato fan? A chilled soup fan? Have you ever made something similar? Does this seem like a recipe you'd try?